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Okolie, Ugochukwu Chinonso; Igwe, Paul Agu; Nwosu, Hyginus Emeka; Eneje, Beatrice Chinyere; Mlanga, Sunday – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
One debate among business owners and policymakers centres on whether higher education institutions (HEIs) have failed to transform the younger generation by developing their competencies, skills, values and behaviours to enable them to be fit for the world of work. While previous studies have considered the importance of skills development and its…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Skill Development
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Knight, David S.; Duncheon, Julia C. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
As workforce participation increasingly requires a college degree, ensuring that more students from traditionally underrepresented populations have the opportunity to enter and complete college is an equity imperative. To that end, high school reforms have promoted "college-going cultures" in low-performing high schools through…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Educational Environment, School Culture, Academic Persistence
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Cole, Rose M.; Heinecke, Walter F. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Contemporary college student activism has been particularly visible and effective in the past few years at US institutions of higher education and is projected only to grow in future years. Almost all of these protests and demands, while explicitly linked to social and racial justice, are sites of resistance to the neoliberalization of the…
Descriptors: College Students, Activism, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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Rowe, Nicholas – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Performing arts teachers, in diverse regions of the world, recognise that globalisation has indelibly influenced how the arts are valued, practiced and taught (Rowe, Martin, Buck, et al., 2018). As illustrated by three key United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) policies on arts and culture in the 21st century (UNESCO,…
Descriptors: Art Education, College Faculty, Art Teachers, Educational Policy
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Engeness, Irina; Nohr, Magnus; Singh, Ammar Bahadur; Mørch, Anders – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
This study examines how videos may support participants' learning in the Information and Communication Technology Massive Open Online Course (ICTMOOC) aimed to develop digital skills with pre- and in-service teachers in Norway and provides an insight into how teachers' interactions with videos may contribute to enhancing their agentic capacity to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Online Courses
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Reinertsen, Anne B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Digitalization of our educational systems is moving faster and deeper into our institutions. I applaud it because it has the potential to save time and effort, allowing me to spend more time on the most important part of my work as a scholar. But I am regularly sick to my stomach about what I applaud, because there is no potential and any news or…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Educational Benefits, Justice
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Abamosa, Juhar Yasin; Hilt, Line Torbjørnsen; Westrheim, Kariane – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
In numerous countries, the widening participation of underrepresented groups in higher education has become an official part of education policies. However, inequalities continue in some areas, including refugees' participation. Norway hosts many refugees, but little is known about the social inclusion of refugees into higher education in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Social Attitudes, Higher Education
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Harvey, Andrew; Mallman, Mark – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper explores the experiences of new migrants in Australian higher education, based on interviews conducted across two regional university campuses in 2017. New migrants, particularly from refugee backgrounds, often have limited university access and face specific challenges throughout and beyond their university experiences.…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Migrants, Higher Education, College Students
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Bennett, Anna; Lumb, Matt – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
In this paper we discuss recent policy attempts (in 2017) to introduce new frameworks for Australian higher education access and equity programs. These include introducing fees and a tendering process for access or 'enabling' programs, as they are called in Australia, and an evaluation framework based on an evidence hierarchy for widening…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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Rodgers Gibson, Morgan – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Neoliberalism is often understood as being both an epoch of capitalism and a zealous ideological commitment to the primacy of private property and free markets. In practice, it has tended towards mobilising state power in the interests of capital, remaking societies and individuals in this process. Perhaps inevitably, education systems, the world…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary Schools, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Tomicic, Ana – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
While universities now lie between two philosophical poles -- idealism and utilitarianism -- the Humboldtian ideal primarily serves to give a humanist glaze to a technocratic discourse. Regardless of its autonomy on paper, the University does not control its finances. This guise of autonomy has set a double authoritarian heteronomy of the…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Change
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Ure, Odd B. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article investigates what is claimed to be a shift towards national and European education systems based on Learning Outcomes (LO). We propose to delineate LO into three instruments (pedagogical, policy and organisational). When LO are related to a pedagogical debate, they can easily be positioned to constructivist learning theories in which…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy, Constructivism (Learning)
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Reinke, Stephanie; Peters, Lacey; Castner, Daniel – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article is a commentary developed by three early childhood teacher educators who are concerned about the negative consequences of contemporary policy trends in the United States. The commentary critically examines the influence of quality improvement in early childhood as it relates to environmental rating systems and the use of teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Early Childhood Education, Futures (of Society)
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Johnson, E Marcia – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
As doctoral enrolments have soared in many countries around the world, considerable attention has been devoted to how an increasingly diverse candidature can succeed in thesis writing. Along with supervisory guidance during the student's research project, various publications have emerged to help students with thesis writing requirements. However,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
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Shih, Yi-Huang – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Both domestic and foreign universities offer arts courses as part of the general education curriculum. This alone reveals the value of arts courses in a university general education. Further, a general education art curriculum has certain functions within a university. In this article, I explore these functions. For this reason, the method of…
Descriptors: Art Education, College Curriculum, General Education, Aesthetic Education
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